Website review by Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media
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age 13+

Online bookmarking gets collaborative -- just watch privacy.

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age 15+

A bit of a learning curve...

This research tool allows for the collection and organization of data, and it allows research to be shared with groups, encouraging collaboration. During the collection and highlighting/annotating phase of research, it works well; however, the mobile app is a bit clunky when it comes to organizing and outlining. Users also have to stay logged into Diigo and use only the browser that the extension has been attached to, which may present technical issues for multiple collaborators. The paid version may offer other alternatives; I have only used the free app. Overall, this is a great resource for collection and collaboration of data, but it does take some time to figure out how to correctly utilize all of the features and doesn't seem entirely intuitive to me.
age 8+

Useful tool for students and educators alike

Diigo is a tool for research and annotation. It is used for collecting and organizing information, and keeping all your notes in an organized space. All that is needed to sign up is email, username and password. You do need to activate the account with a conformation email. The website makes it easy to add websites and notes for a project. The annotation tools are hard to figure out; you need a special toolbar to highlight and annotate. Once you have that, however, it becomes very easy. One can visit a webpage normally and use the toolbar to add highlights and annotations. Diigo automatically saves the page as it is annotated for later reference. As a student, one can visit webpages normally and annotate with one click. This makes it very simple to collect information for a research project or for studying. Teachers can also use the site to highlight important features in a text and keep all of the information in an organized space. People can bookmark pages and add notes to them. They can also highlight parts to a page and save them. Notes can be public or private, so they can be shared with others. It is an easy-to-use software that can be extremely helpful with gathering information.

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